Years back, a seasoned musician/buddy of mine, Tim Bluhm of the Mother Hips, showed me his D-28 Vintage that had survived a fire...barely.  Fortunately it was in it's case for the event.  It sustained heat, smoke, and water damage.  At the time I first saw it, a good bit of work had already been done to resuscitate it, but it was still somewhat rough around the edges...charred around the edges, I mean!  The neck was in pretty bad shape, charred around all the exterior edges, and to try and clean it up, some sanding had been done on the edges of the fingerboard and around the headstock.  This was enough to change the dimensions of the neck by a good bit.  Since that time, Tim continued to play "Smokey" and got used to the feel of the much smaller neck.  We talked about it here and there, and it was always something we wanted to revisit. Recently, Tim became the proud owner of a Boswell D with 1940's Martin neck specs.  The difference between necks has now suddenly become very noticeable.  So, the plan now is to make a neck just like the one on his Boswell D for old Smokey.  Easy-peasy.  Oh, the other caveat: Tim leaves for a tour in Europe around the first of October.  And on a side note, Smokey has developed it's own fan base as well.  So, to those reading this and worrying about it's well being, have no fear.  Smokey will be up and running, better than new in no time!  See the pics below...

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